Mildred "Millie" Petersen

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Mildred "Millie" Adelaide Petersen
January 18, 1923 - January 6, 2015
Born January 18, 1923 to Dewitt & Adelaide LaHue in Twin Falls, ID passed away January 6, 2015, a few days short of her 92nd birthday, at Ashley Manor in Middleton, ID.
Millie attended grade school at the Dixon School near Hazleton, ID, and graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1941. She also attended the Twin Falls Business College for a short time. She attended the Twin Falls Church of the Nazarene where she met and fell in love with Clarence L. Petersen. They were married on November 24, 1943. During 60 years of marriage they farmed and ranched in Twin Falls, ID, Colville, WA, and Sunnyside, WA before their retirement in Caldwell, ID.
Millie was a busy homemaker and loving mother to 7 children. She loved to sing and write poetry. Recently, Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene awarded her the Distinguished Service Award for her lifelong dedication and service to the church and to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She especially enjoyed working with the children.
She is survived by her children Joanne (Cecil) Wilson, Dan (Daylene) Petersen, Martie (Ken) Shaffer, Ginnie (Dave) Sorensen, Steve (Becky) Petersen, 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren (with 2 more due soon), along with many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters and their spouses, her husband Clarence, her son Stanley Vern Petersen and an infant daughter Lorraine Opal Petersen.
The family would like to thank her caregivers at Ashley Manor for their kind and wonderful care, and also to all of her doctors and nurses. Donations may be made in her name to Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene in Caldwell, ID. A viewing will be held on Sunday, January 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 12 at at Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene. Private family interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be given at www.flahifffuneralchapel.com

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Jan. 9, 2015